Anyone who's been to Hobie beach lately will have come across some pretty cool sand art. You gotto love what these guys are doing when their sharks have polystyrene teeth - bite me any day of the week with those! Just so the shark doesn't think he's the king of the beach - there's a big-ass rhino right behind him, complete with anti-poaching slogan. A cheetah, an elephant, a crocodile and Jesus round up the sculptures for the day.
Brothers Wayne & Duncan are two local guys who epitomize the "give him another chance" philosophy. They went off the rails a bit in their youth and ended up in a rehab centre in East London. There they met a Dutch guy who taught them some art skills - which they are now using to great effect to give regular beach goers a smile.
Wayne says they come to the beach for a month or so at a time, sleeping in a small tent they pitch next to the wall. They subsist on donations from the public - half of which they are saving towards their dream of building an arts & crafts centre in their township, so that they can teach kids art - keeping them off the streets. They'd love to get a sponsor to help them set-up the centre.....so if your company is looking for a kiff community project to get involved in - this would be a rad one to get off the ground.
The plan would be to recycle the communities waste into art - turning cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, wire and tins from rubbish into art and functional items.
Really cool to see guys turning sand and water into some impressive sculptures. Pop down to the beach and check them out, and help the guys out with a donation.